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Dog found living in feces-filled home, owner cited

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A Jonesboro Animal Control officer cited a woman with animal cruelty after he reported finding her dog living in a urine- and feces-filled home.

Officer David Cooley found the black and white female collie mix running around the 3300-block of Dayton Avenue Tuesday morning.

While trying to capture the dog, Cooley discovered the home’s front door open. He also saw a tub placed in front of a broken window. Believing someone had broken into the home, Cooley contacted the Jonesboro Police Department.

An officer arrived and cleared the home, the initial incident report stated.

When the dog’s owner, 31-year-old Brandi D. Kirksey, arrived at the scene she and Cooley walked through the home together.

“The interior of the home smelled very strongly of feces and urine,” Cooley said. “Two of the bedrooms had very large amounts of feces and urine stains.”

When he asked if the dog had been locked in the rooms, Kirksey stated it had.

“I asked her if she would live or if she thought it was okay for the dog to live in conditions like the residence is in,” Cooley said. “She stated she would not and the dog didn’t need to be either.”

Kirksey told the JAC officer she had not been staying at the home and that it had been “about three months” since she had been there.

She said either she or a friend comes by to feed the animal. Cooley noted several open cans of dog and cat food on the ground. He said the dog was not underweight.

After taking pictures for evidence, Cooley released the dog back to Kirksey and cited her with cruelty to animals, no state rabies, and dog at large. Kirksey is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 18 to answer the charges, which are all misdemeanors.

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